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BUGGY BUTTIES

The best way to get back into shape whilst bonding with your child, making new friends and using or learning a little Welsh at the same time! We will be meeting once a month for a walk identifying and learning different things in Welsh. We will finish the session with an art activity in the centre with some Welsh songs for you and your children to learn. A great way for you to get some fresh air, entertain the children and socialise. Buggies are not essential, children of all ages are welcome!

Next Meeting: 27.04.18 1-2:30pm

7 March 2018

07.03.18 – REARRANGED DUE TO WEATHER

6 March 2018

Welsh Language Music Day 2018

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13 February 2018

Bridgend County Borough Ambassadors

During Whitsun week 29 May – 3 June, the County Borough of Bridgend welcomes the whole of Wales, as the Urdd Eisteddfod opens its doors on an area of ​​Pencoed College to some 90,000 visitors over six days, and we want to give ‘ the warmest welcome possible for them! We are calling for Welsh speaking volunteers, who are passionate about our area to join our Bridgend Ambassadors, and receive training ready to offer hospitality and local information service to visitors of the festival.

A group of approximately twenty volunteers will be ambassadors for Bridgend. They will share a love for the area and will be interested in continuing to learn and share information about the culture, wildlife, history, art, and food in the county. They will engage with visitors to our area in many different ways, such as meeting and greeting at events, support groups to shape their visit, writing blogs, sharing local knowledge with families and generally doing what they can to raise the profile of the region. Being an Ambassador is a lot of fun and is very rewarding. Here’s what our current Ambassadors have to say:
“Just a word to say how valuable an experience the training as an ambassador was. Not only have we learned so much about the area, but we have also developed a small community of people who have a really strong common goal, which is to take every opportunity to promote our special part of Wales”

“Engaging in the Ambassadors program has been a wonderful way to learn about our heritage, music and local folklore, as well as enjoying some great tours of the leading visitor attractions, and a few secrets of the area as well.”

In addition, the benefits of being an ambassador include: • Access to a series of training and enjoyable excursions • self development • Networking with other people of like mind, and tourism businesses in the area • A sense of contributing to the community and the region in general, and the satisfaction that comes with it. • Free admission to events for those who volunteer at events • A certificate and identity card which so that you are recognized as an Ambassador of Bridgend.
Training is free and commitment of time is just two days. These days will be based on a workshop learning about the treasures of the region. The training will include information about the history, folklore, heritage, culture and natural delights of Bridgend County.

You will need to attend two training sessions, which are set out above, and be available to volunteer for at least one half-day session on the Eisteddfod field during Whitsun week. As Ambassadors of Bridgend, you can then participate in volunteer activities as they occur throughout the year. Ambassadors who volunteer at the Eisteddfod will receive free access to the area during their volunteer day, and can enjoy some of the performances of the 15,000 children under 25 who will compete in top cultural competitions such as singing, dancing, reciting and performing. At least two volunteer Ambassadors will work on each day of the festival. We are specifically looking for individuals who are able to converse in Welsh, and this training will be held in Welsh, with support materials offered in both English and Welsh.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Angharad on angharad@angharadwynne.com / 07786 256722.

 

22 April 2017

Clwb Pethau Bach Cymraeg

Come for some arts and crafts and games at Caffi Pethau Bach to participate in fun activities, and have the opportunity to sing and dance to some Welsh songs with your child.

For more information contact Kath | 01656 732200 | Kathryn@menterbroogwr.org

7 March 2018

Come and celebrate St. Davids Day with Menter Bro Ogwr and YGG y Ferch o’r Sgêr!

14 February 2018

Place Names in Bridgend County Borough

Place names are part of our everyday lives and we are so familiar with seeing them on signs while traveling from one place to another, to hear them in everyday conversations or on the news, they almost go unseen and have turned into words with little context.

But, the sources of these names include linguistic, historical, geographical and cultural elements and the heritage of the area. This may be of great interest to people who visit the area, for example from abroad as they explore family history, or place names can be of interest for school pupils and can bring a more personal and different element to history and geography lessons.

 

With the Urdd Eisteddfod coming to the area in May this year, it’s a great opportunity to conduct such a project in collaboration with Cwmni2 and Reach to promote so many things in the area to visitors, walkers, history and camera clubs and especially schools and adults who are learning Welsh.

 

It is an opportunity to promote the language in the area and also, perhaps more importantly, an opportunity to remind everyone about the Welsh identity of the area. According to the 2011 census, 11% of the population can speak Welsh but the area has the historic privilege of having opened the third ever Welsh medium school in Wales (Tyderwen, in Nantyfyllon in 1948). And there are a host of other things to note in the booklet that will be launched at the Eisteddfod.

 

As part of the project, there will be activities for children and families, youth and adults. We are eager to see as many residents as possible participating in the project. If you would like to learn more about the project, come along on Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 to Tondu Cricket Club at 7pm. David Thomas and Amanda Jaine Evans will be giving a talk about the project. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

22 April 2017

Easter Treasure Hunt for the Family

Don’t forget about our Easter Treasure Hunt for the Family this Sunday! We had an egg-cellent time last year. Come and join in the fun this year. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Come along for some fun and games on an Easter egg hunt in Bryngarw Park. Look for the clues to find the word and collect your prize! arts and crafts in the visitor   centre. Meet Kath in the centre at 10:00 Contact Menter Bro Ogwr office to book a space! £1 per Child

Sunday the 23 of April 2017                                                                                                                                                        Parc Bryngarw / Bryngarw Park , Brynmenyn, CF32 8UU                

10:00—12:00

18 April 2017